Installing the blade server cover

Use these instructions for information about how to close the blade server cover.

Attention: You cannot insert the blade server into the BladeCenter unit until the cover is installed and closed or an expansion unit is installed. Do not attempt to override this protection.

To install the blade server cover, complete the following steps:

  1. Close the DIMM access door by rotating the door towards the DIMM connectors.
    Graphic illustrating closing the DIMM access door
  2. If you removed an expansion unit from the blade server, install it now (see Installing an optional expansion unit).
  3. Lower the cover so that the slots at the rear slide down onto the pins at the rear of the blade server, as shown in the illustration. Before you close the cover, make sure that all components are installed and seated correctly and that you have not left loose tools or parts inside the blade server.

    Graphic illustrating closing the blade server cover
  4. Pivot the cover to the closed position until it clicks into place.
  5. Install the blade server into the BladeCenter unit (see Installing the blade server in a BladeCenter unit).